Accession Number : ADA133857

Title :   Control System Test Vehicle (CSTV) Seakeeping Environment Suitability and Operational Guidelines,

Corporate Author : DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD SHIP PERFORMANCE DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Dipper,Martin J ; Davis,Michael J

PDF Url : ADA133857

Report Date : Feb 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : An evaluation of the suitability of the seaways that can be expected during CSTV operation in the Gulf of Mexico off of Panama City, Florida, is presented. Representative wave spectra from this area are presented which compare favorably with open ocean spectra and theoretical spectrum formulations. The problems which multidirectional seaways present to seakeeping trials are discussed and guidelines are presented to deal with operation in such seaways. General guidelines for conducting the seakeeping trials are also given. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Ocean waves, *Submarine models, *Seakeeping, Maneuverability, Control test vehicles, Submersibles, Mexico Gulf, Directional, Hydrodynamic characteristics, Dynamic response, Operation, Height, Measurement, Scale models, Open water, Spectra, Mathematical models

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE